Venues 2018

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2. OG in der Alten Münze

Brought to life to sustain cultural freedom for artists in a post-gentrified environment, 2. OG is an experimental hub in the historic Alte Münze building in Berlin-Mitte. 2. OG intends to support fringe art and culture productions by creating non-commercial work and exhibition opportunities with a focus on interdisciplinary ideas for a better future, city and society.

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Molkenmarkt 2, Mitte, 10179 Berlin |

Acker Stadt Palast

Acker Stadt Palast in Berlin's Mitte district is a place where established artists and newcomers meet to experiment and reflect upon contemporary discourses. The focus of the venue, established in 2012, is on the connection between contemporary dance and new music. Acker Stadt Palast offers the independent performing arts community a novel interface between these art forms while also being interested in diverse aesthetic forms of dance and theater.
Acker Stadt Palast is the venue of the registered association Freie Bühne Mitte (Independent Theater Mitte). The members are theater makers, musicians, actors, theater technicians and academics working within the humanities who have been responsible for the schedule of programming and operation of Acker Stadt Palast since the summer of 2012. The theater's survival is ensured by an indefinite rental agreement with the residential and cultural project Schokoladen - a unique situation for a cultural project located in Mitte.
In 1990, artists squatted the former chocolate factory on Ackerstraße, where they opened a bar and theater. They organized concerts and readings and quickly gained a large, loyal audience. Between 1993 and 2013, there was a bitter fight with the building's new owner which was finally resolved in 2012 with the continuation of the project thanks to the support of the Berlin Senate and an exchange of property.

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Ackerstraße 169, Mitte, 10115 Berlin |


ACUD MACHT NEU is an art collective based in Berlin. In 2014, the initiative saved Kunsthaus ACUD from bankruptcy and has since set in motion interdisciplinary projects focused on the intersection of art, music, performance and digital media in their spaces Studio, Club and Gallery.

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Veteranenstraße 21, Mitte, 10119 Berlin |

ACUD Theater

ACUD Theater in Berlin's Mitte district has been a place for young, innovative and diverse theater since 1990, building bridges between acting, dance, performing art, clowning and puppetry. As an independent theater, it supports national and international theater pieces by young groups and solo artists. Each year, around 120 performances take place in the 70-seat theater, with 90% of them being new productions, Berlin premieres or world premieres.

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Veteranenstraße 21, Mitte, 10119 Berlin |

Allmende-Kontor: Festival-Dependance in Neukölln

The community garden Allmende-Kontor on Tempelhofer Feld was founded over the course of pioneer projects on the former airfield through an initiative of 13 community garden activists, researchers and friends of urban gardening and urban agriculture. The first 10 raised garden plots were created on an area of 5,000 square meters by some 20 participants on April 16, 2011. Since then, the garden and its community with more than 250 raised garden plots and over 600 co-gardeners have flourished – completely self-organized. The association Gemeinschaftsgarten Allmende-Kontor e.V. was founded on June 5, 2014.

The garden on the Neukölln side of Tempelhofer Feld has put down roots and in recent years has become a one-of-a-kind attraction in the city in the sense of education, networking and recreation. Allmende-Kontor has set itself the task of revitalizing the term “Allmende” (shared property, solidary action) and anchoring it within the topics of urban development, food sovereignty and interculturality.

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Tempelhofer Feld, Neukölln, 12049 Berlin |

Altes Farmhaus

This is an old farmhouse that belongs to the collective Club Real.

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Kirchgasse 60, Neukölln, 12043 Berlin

aquarium: Festivalzentrum

aquarium, as the name suggests, is located in a former aquarium store. The space was initiated, amongst others, by Südblock. It sees itself as a space for encounters, exchange, networking and collaborative work: lively, heterogeneous, inclusive. A variety of art and culture projects are also frequent guests here, PAF was already here last year!

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Skalitzer Straße 6, Kreuzberg, 10999 Berlin


We are a team of 4 people who rented the artist room hall, renovated it and whom also bear the financial risk. We want to create a space with the Artistraum that functions as a space for training and supporting the performing arts such as acrobatics, dance, theater and more. We intend to use the space to support young artists through workshops and seminars as well as the networking of artists and groups across borders.

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Bernkastelerstraße 78, Weißensee, 13088 Berlin |

Atelier ¾

Atelier ¾ is an interdisciplinary studio space located on Reichenberger Straße near Kottbusser Tor. The studio members: violin maker Matthias N. von Wallbrunn, painter David Hedderman, the product designers François-Xavier Loucheur and Brian Goodwin and artist/fashion-designer Harm Coordes - organize concerts, life drawing classes and also host dinner parties and performances. Located on an old factory floor hidden away in a second courtyard, it features a very traditional, creative and welcoming Berlin-style atmosphere. David Hederman – François-Xavier Loucheur/Brian Goodwin – Matthias N. von Wallbrunn – Harm Coordes –

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Reichenberger Str. 155, 2. Hinterhof, Kreuzberg, 10999 Berlin

Ballhaus Ost

Ballhaus Ost is a production space for independent theater, performance and dance. Located in the former celebration and assembly hall of a Berlin Free Church Community and built in 1907, Ballhaus Ost cooperates with groups and artists from all fields of the performing arts, including well-established groups and artists as well as newcomers and emerging members of the independent performing arts community. As an experimental stage for various forms of contemporary theater, Ballhaus Ost invites its audience to experience and discover new ways of artistic debates with today's reality of life. During the German Democratic Republic (GDR), before the venue was used as a theater, the ballroom was used as the Casion des Handwerks and became a pool hall and nightclub after the Fall of the Berlin Wall. Ballhaus Ost was founded by the directors Uwe-Moritz Eichler, Philipp Reuter and the performer Anne Tismer in 2006. Daniel Schrader and Tina Pfurr have been the artistic directors since 2011.

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Pappelallee 15, Prenzlauer Berg, 10437 Berlin |

bat Studiotheater

The bat studio theater is located in the heart of Prenzlauer Berg, between Kollwitzplatz and Wasserturm as well as between Schönhauser and Prenzlauer Allee. In 1887– 1889, the building was initially introduced as a dance hall. Later, it was converted to Roxy, a courtyard cinema and was eventually turned into a drama stage in the 1960s. Ever since, young artists have their made debut there and the venue has championed the early works of emerging directors, performers, choreographers and puppeteers.

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Belforter Str. 15, Prenzlauer Berg, 10405 Berlin |

Berliner Ringtheater

The Berliner Ringtheater is part of the culture center Zukunft am Ostkreuz. The theater was founded in 2017 by Lars Werner and given over to a collective administration shortly afterward. The schedule of programming is focused on new drama and primarily supports emerging theater makers, as well as hosting political discussions and screenings.

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Laskerstraße 5, Friedrichshain, 10245 Berlin


An oasis for cabaret theaters has resided at Mehringdamm in Kreuzberg since 1988: Berliner Kabarett Anstalt, BKA Theater for short, or, as the Berliners call it, just plain BKA.
BKA Theater offers cabaret, comedy, shows, improv theater, concerts, singer/songwriters and zany musicals. In the mornings, there is English-language children’s theater and, every Tuesday night, Unerhörte Musik, Germany’s only weekly concert series for contemporary music.

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Mehringdamm 34, Kreuzberg, 10961 Berlin |


Bootschafft is a new theater in Pankow, located in the conference hall of the former Australian Embassy in East Berlin. Located at Grabbeallee 34 in Berlin Pankow-Niederschönenhausen, the building, along with the garden and tennis court, were completed in 1975. It was the location of the Australian Embassy in East Berlin until 1986. There were plans to tear down the former Australian Embassy in 2015, but the demolition was prevented when the district office of Pankow placed the building under landmark protection. This brought about a restructuring, during which the owner has allowed the interim use of the building as a location for artist studios. Atelierhaus Australische Botschaft (OST) was founded in April 2017 and comprises a group of more than 30 artists working in the fields of visual art, theater, performance, literature, music, photography and dance.

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Grabbeallee 34, Pankow, 13156 Berlin |


The Brotfabrik Bühne (Bread Factory Theater) in the Weißensee district of Berlin is an independent venue for touring shows and co-productions from Berlin's independent performing arts community as well as national and international groups. The schedule of programming, comprising around 300 performances a year, presents a diverse range of forms and genres from plays, performance, dance and musical theater to improvisation, puppet and object theater. Young artists and groups regularly perform in the 40-80 seat auditorium alongside established theater makers. Another focus of the schedule of programming is the productions for children.

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Caligariplatz 1, Weißensee, 13086 Berlin |

Café Fincan

Cafe Fincan understands itself as a space for cultural, artistic and political exchange. It provides a space for people who seek to participate in the life of the neighborhood of Körnerkiez and offers a variety of courses, concerts and events. The goal is to support artists and culturally engaged persons, to be a living part of the neighborhood and function as a space for meeting and inspiration.

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Altenbraker Straße 26, Neukölln, 12051 Berlin |

Circus Schatzinsel

Circus Schatzinsel is a venue for new circus in, with and for Berlin. In the midst of the hustle and bustle of Kreuzberg, there is a circus tent where professional artists from Berlin and the international circus community can rehearse in the mornings and, in the afternoon, children and young people learn in circus educational projects and create their own pieces. Circus Schatzinsel is an international place of exchange, inspiration and creative cooperation.

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May-Ayim-Ufer 4, Kreuzberg, 10997 Berlin |

CLB Berlin im Aufbau Haus

CLB Berlin is a transdisciplinary project space for contemporary art, cultural studies and urbanism in Aufbau Haus at Moritzplatz in Kreuzberg. It was founded in 2015 by Sally Below and Sven Sappelt.

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Prinzenstr. 84, Kreuzberg, 10969 Berlin |

Club der polnischen Versager

Despite its easy-going name, the Polish Failures Club has a serious intention. It is dedicated to fiascos, to disappointments, in short to failure. Its members are convinced that failure is an integral part of life. Wherever there is success, there must also be let-downs, especially in a society that defines itself by success. There is nothing bad about failure. It is a part of every learning process, every successful result. Disappointments are a necessary part of life and there is no reason for Polish failures to deny, suppress or be silent about failure. Quite the opposite! Under certain conditions, recognizing that you are a failure can have a therapeutic effect. The Polish Failures Club is not a commercial club. All its members work on a volunteer basis. The Polish Failures Club finances itself from donations and membership fees. After all, as it so often says on our posters and flyers: “Financially sponsored by no one!”

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Ackerstraße 168, Mitte, 10115 Berlin |


Clubtee is a temporary project space in Kreuzberg.

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Oranienstraße 171, Kreuzberg, 10999 Berlin

Collegium Hungaricum Berlin

Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (CHB) has been enriching Berlin’s international art and culture community for nearly a century and launched an expanded concept with a revised function in 2016. With a special focus on creative processes as well as an opening to a broader, more international audience, the CHB team has developed an interdisciplinary programming structure which is built upon five so-called “modes” (scenic – science – screen – sound – space), each with their independent brand character.
As such, CHB see itself not only as a forum for addressing current fluctuations within Hungary’s artistic communities or an internationally relevant oeuvre. It is different and it is much more: a place for dialog and encounters, a discursive platform that deals with the societal and cultural upheavals of our present as well as simultaneously a workshop and incubator for innovative ideas and a creative hub.

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Dorotheenstraße 12, Mitte, 10117 Berlin |

COOP Anti-War Café (Kellergalerie)

art, books, music, films,
exhibition and events:
gallery in the basement

Documentaries - News - Meetings - Art Shows
Alternative Media - Meetingpoint - Information

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Rochstr.3, Mitte, 10178 Berlin |


For 25 years, Weites Theater for puppets and humans has been representing a professional and large variety of puppet theater both at home and abroad. With its charming venue, Weites Theater, we offer young and old audiences alike the opportunity of attending high quality theatrical performances.
The theater is dedicated to integrating different forms of the performing arts. In addition to traditional forms of puppet theater, the performances often incorporate several different techniques. Live music also plays a vital role in many of the productions. This means that our productions follow unconventional routes to carrying out daring experiments: puppet theater may be our home, but it is not our only abode: our spectrum is, like our name, Weit, or broad. In determine genre, the definitive question is how a story can be best conveyed. Our schedule of programming is enhanced with guest performances from groups and theaters within the independent performing arts community, especially those of our partner Theater des Lachens (Frankfurt/Oder). Our company has performed in many theaters all over Germany as well as at festivals abroad.


Parkaue 23, Lichtenberg, 10367 Berlin |

Deutsch - Jüdisches Theater

Under director Dan Lahay, the DJT was the only Jewish repertory theater in Germany featuring performances five-six days a week with a permanent ensemble in its own theater. Following Dan Lahay’s sudden and unexpected death in December of 2016, the DJT team realized the vision of a new German-Jewish theater in Berlin one year later, in December 2017.

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im Theater Coupé, Hohenzollerndamm 177, Wilmersdorf, 10713 Berlin |

DOCK 11 EDEN*****

DOCK 11 EDEN***** is part of the diverse and international dance community and combines the areas of production, pedagogy and presentation both spatially and structurally.
This combination leads to diverse changes of perspectives, overlaps, synergies, mutual interests and understandings for the artists, students, teachers, audience and visitors. The focus on dance, supplemented by theater, performance, literature, music, visual art, film and club art, is interdisciplinary.

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Kastanienallee 79, Prenzlauer Berg, 10435 Berlin |

Ehemaliges jüdisches Waisenhaus

Constructed between 1912 and 1913 and designed by the architect Alexander Beer, the building was intended originally to be both a home and a school for Jewish orphans: The 2nd Jewish Orphanage of the Berlin Jewish Community. In December 1942, this home and school was, however, shut down by the National-Socialist regime. After the war's end, the building was again reopened and reoccupied over the years by various institutions such as the Embassy of Poland and Cuba. After the fall of the Berlin Wall the building was again left to fall into disuse and disrepair. That is, until 1999, when it was acquired by the Dr. Walter and Margarete Cajewitz Foundation and subsequently restored. Today, the Former Jewish Orphanage of Pankow houses both the Janusz Korczack Library, as well as the comprehense school SchuleEins. The heritage building strives to be a place of meeting shared between generations, a place working to preserve both history and memory.

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Berliner Straße 120/121, Pankow, 13187 Berlin |

Fahimi Bar

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Skalitzer Straße 133, Kreuzberg, 10999 Berlin

Figurentheater Grashüpfer/ Theater im Treptower Park

Grashüpfer, or Grasshopper, is a small puppet theater located in the center of Treptower Park in Berlin. It opened its doors for the first time on July 1, 1997. Since then, the small venue has become very well-known for its coziness and individuality. Each year, up to 16,000 people visit this comfortable performance venue. The theater’s stage has recently hosted more than 50 different artists including solo performers and art collectives. The different pieces are shaped by the wide variety of different types of puppets being used, from marionettes, shadow puppets and rod puppets as well as by the variety of performances that range from traditional puppeteering to the modern and abstract animation of objects. In this manner, we ensure that all members of the audience will find something to their satisfaction.

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Puschkinallee 16a, Treptow, 12435 Berlin |

Fliegendes Theater Berlin

The theater has offered productions for children and adults since 1978. The desire to combine visual art such as painting or sculpture led to figure theater. We work in a multimedia manner in our productions: scenic material is developed from the intersection of spoken word theater, figure theater, object theater and material theater as well as film projections and overhead projections. In addition, the theater regularly goes on tour and appears in both national and international festivals.

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Urbanstraße 100, Kreuzberg, 10967 Berlin |

Galli Theater Berlin

Galli Theater is located in the heart of Berlin near the Berlin Synagogue on Oranienburgerstraße. A beautiful theater with numerous cafés in the vicinity awaits you in the idyllic Heckmannhöfen.

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Oranienburgerstr. 32, Mitte, 10117 Berlin |

Garten der Dadaistin Hannah Höch

Hannah Höch purchased the property with house and coach house on Wildbahn 33 in Berlin-Heiligensee in 1939. She lived and worked there until her death in 1978. The most well-known German artist of classical modernism, she created a unique collage garden in addition to her visual work for almost 40 years. During the Second World War, the house and garden served as a hiding place and food source providing the necessities for survival. The entire grounds were provided landmark protection as an historic monument by the Berlin Landesdenkmalamt in the 1990s. In 2005, the artist Johannes Bauersachs acquired the estate with the help of family and friends with the well-accepted obligation to continue and maintain the house and garden in the memory and meaning of Hannah Höch.

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An der Wildbahn 33, Reinickendorf, 13503 Berlin |

Gretchen Berlin

Gretchen is Berlin's number one club for contemporary club music and left field beats. Although it only opened in October of 2011, the club is operated by the former heads of the legendary Icon club and has already attained a renown far beyond the borders of Berlin. Gretchen stands for great sounds and high-ranking international bookings. The schedule of programming reflects the complexity of current musical trends. It features everything from electronica, house, bass, drum'n'bass, dubstep, IDM, electro, glitch to experimental, avant-garde, hip-hop, funk, soul, folk, jazz and world music. It is the quality of musical genres and artists that are most important - not limited imagination, bigotry or boredom. Gretchen represents Berlin, provides a platform to national and international artists, their labels as well as to newcomers. Gretchen presents music that runs from electronic to unplugged, as well as DJ sets and live concerts.

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Obentrautstr. 19-21, Kreuzberg, 10963 Berlin |

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU1)

Under the artistic direction and management of Annemie Vanackere, HAU Hebbel am Ufer presents contemporary artistic positions that explore the intersection of theater, dance, and performance. In addition, music, visual arts, and theoretically oriented discursive events are core components of the diverse schedule of programming. Instead of relying on a permanent ensemble, HAU both develops and presents international co-productions, festivals and projects realized within and beyond Berlin’s international dance and theater community.

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Stresemannstraße 29, Kreuzberg, 10963 Berlin |

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU2)

Under the artistic direction and management of Annemie Vanackere, HAU Hebbel am Ufer presents contemporary artistic positions that explore the intersection of theater, dance, and performance. In addition, music, visual arts, and theoretically oriented discursive events are core components of the diverse schedule of programming. Instead of relying on a permanent ensemble, HAU both develops and presents international co-productions, festivals and projects realized within and beyond Berlin’s international dance and theater community.

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Hallesches Ufer 32, Kreuzberg, 10963 Berlin |

HAU Hebbel am Ufer (HAU3)

Under the artistic direction and management of Annemie Vanackere, HAU Hebbel am Ufer presents contemporary artistic positions that explore the intersection of theater, dance, and performance. In addition, music, visual arts, and theoretically oriented discursive events are core components of the diverse schedule of programming. Instead of relying on a permanent ensemble, HAU both develops and presents international co-productions, festivals and projects realized within and beyond Berlin’s international dance and theater community.

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Tempelhofer Ufer 10, Kreuzberg, 10963 Berlin |

IKC ufaFabrik e.V.

The dream factory of the German film industry transformed into a green cultural oasis in the middle of Berlin – a space for creation, for innovative ideas, an inspiring surrounding for artists from all over the world. Art and culture are at the core of the ufaFabrik. The international cultural center runs two podiums for artistic productions: the grand theater and the historical film theater, known today as Variété Salon. The schedule of programming showcases a wide range of artistic and music genres from theater to stand-up comedy, from Brazilian percussion to German singers. From June to September, international guests and festivals are presented on the open-air stage. Coming from Argentina, Korea or France, various artists guarantee a great summer at ufaFabrik. Along with its yearly schedule of programming, the cultural center fosters artistic creation and expression by supporting numerous initiatives. For example, the children circus gives young talents the opportunity to attend workshops or classes in juggling, acrobatics and clowning and to be in the spotlight during the circus festival. Moreover, the ufaFabrik is home to Germany’s foremost samba band, Terra Brasilis, which has performed throughout Germany, Europe and Asia. Social commitment and innovation are also among the main concerns at ufaFabrik. The neighborhood enter NUSZ offers courses, workshops and conferences about social and personal issues, especially for infants, young parents and elderly people.

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Viktoriastr. 13-18, Tempelhof, 12105 Berlin |

Im öffentlichen Raum - Bushaltestelle am Leopoldplatz und Umgebung

"Stranger Than Fiction" is a performance in public space and takes place at the bus stop at Leopoldplatz and the surrounding area. Leopoldplatz, or Leo for short, is an oblong square about 4.5 hectares large in the locality of Wedding within the district of Mitte in Berlin which has borne the name of Leopold I since 1891.

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Leopoldplatz Berlin, Wedding, 13353 Berlin

Im öffentlichen Raum - Eingangsbereich des Poco Möbelmarktes

"I Am Reality" is a performance in public space and takes place in the entrance area to Poco Möbelmarktes, Blücher Platz 1,10961 Berlin.

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Blücher Platz 1, Kreuzberg, 10961 Berlin

Im öffentlichen Raum - Treffpunkt: Vor dem Kunstquartier Bethanien

"k/no/w-go-zones" is a performance in public space. The meeting point is in front of Kunstquartier Bethanien.

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Mariannenplatz 2, Kreuzberg, 10997 Berlin

Im öffentlichen Raum - Treffpunkt: Warschauer Brücke (gegenüber Eingang S-Bahnhof Warschauer Str.)

"The days of wander" is a performance in public space and takes place.The meeting point is Warschauer Brücke (opposite entrance train station Warschauer Straße)

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Warschauer Str., Friedrichshain, 10243 Berlin

K77 Studio

The K77 is a small studio and venue in Prenzlauer Berg in a formerly occupied house, which still exists today as a house project. The studio acts as both a place to teach; regular classes and workshops, weekly CI Jam and Open Morning, rehearsal space, residencies and as a stage and venue where artists have the opportunity to present their works.

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Kastanienallee 77, H.H, 3. O.G., Prenzlauer Berg, 10435 Berlin |

Kühlhaus Berlin

Kühlhaus Berlin is a cultural landmark, and a unique example of pre-war industrial architecture. Today, it is an event location. A place of energy, a dynamic place, a place that moves with the heartbeat of the city and constantly reinvents itself. It offers a multitude of unique and extraordinary rooms and architectural situations on a space of more than five thousand square meters.

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Luckenwalder Straße 3, Kreuzberg, 10963 Berlin |

Kulturfabrik Moabit

A piece of original Berlin history – this is exactly what Kulturfabrik Moabit is. We offer concerts, theater, film screening, parties, exhibitions, tours, foosball and bar golf tournaments, political discussions – as well as a cozy neighborhood feeling and a more-than-legendary neighborhood with a growing sense of self-help.

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Lehrter Str. 35, Tiergarten, 10557 Berlin |

Lake Studios Berlin

Lake Studios Berlin is a shared living and dance production space for nine diverse residents (short-term and long-term). They are primarily freelance movement artists working in diverse styles and methods of dance, yet there is a constant reflection that takes place between them daily in the form of dinner conversations, showings/discussions and other methods of exchange. The studios have existed as an artist-run community living and dance space since May of 2013. Along with the two sprung wooden floor studios, there are a variety of facilities alongside one another including a large garden, a wood workshop for set and prop building, sewing machines, a media lab/library, as well as some technical equipment -- such as a projector, theatrical lighting equipment, piano, cameras, mixer, and a sound system. The space is unique because of its calm and concentrated working atmosphere as well as the friendly community of artists supporting the creation of work. Opportunities for showings and performances are organized monthly, as well as professional trainings and curated workshops to support the movement of ideas and choreographic research.

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Scharnweberstrasse 27, Köpenick, 12587 Berlin |


This is a multifunctional event venue for music and dance performances, film screenings and other art related events. It features a weekly schedule of programming and a bar.

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Lenaustraße 7, Neukölln, 12047 Berlin |

PANKE culture - Festival-Dependance im Wedding

PANKE culture is a creative multi-purpose space in Wedding. It is run by a collective of creative people. Its main aim is to promote experimental/fringe creativity in Berlin, as well as to offer an alternative meeting point for the up-and-coming creative scene of Wedding. The Café, PANKE’s meeting Hub serves vegan/vegetarian food and coffee during the day and hosts different events in the evening in a friendly, warm environment. Additionally there are more than 150m2 space for exhibitions, Kino, Workshops, talks, theatre, art or music events  and a garden to relax in summer alongside the river Panke.

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Gerichtstraße 23, Wedding, 13347 Berlin

PAUL studios

PAUL is a space in Neukölln for movement investigation, creation, education, and performance. PAUL is a support system for and with the artistic community. PAUL is the impulse to put the body itself in the primary focus.

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Ziegrastr. 13, Neukölln, 12057 Berlin |

Pfefferberg Theater

The theater features an equally pastoral and elegant design and is equipped with state-of-the-art stage technology. It guarantees a perfect view of the stage from all 223 seats and has excellent acoustics. The auditorium is barrier-free and has places for wheelchair users. The theater is a cozy and comfortable jewel and is certainly not only suitable for evenings at the theater!

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Schönhauser Allee 176 / Haus 15, Prenzlauer Berg, 10119 Berlin |

Platzhaus: Festival-Dependance Prenzlauer Berg

Platzhaus is located both on the outskirts and right in the middle of Helmholtzplatz, a former public bathroom facility that has developed into a welcoming place within the neighborhood where people with low socio-economic potential can also experience social participation. This is a house whose contours were outlined in drawings from the last decade and whose architecture remains flexible in the sense of togetherness and discussion. Since the association Helmholzplatz e.V. first saw the light of day in 2002, WE have operated Platzhaus, located at Helmholtzplatz 0. Today, it reveals the traces of unusual ownership structures and very different existences marked by strongly contrasting living environments.

WE are and were human beings from these worlds who have voluntarily accompanied and carried this fragile project through the last wild times of the "development east to west" to the economic state of late capitalism. It is an opportunity for everyone who wants to be a part of things and has time to take a stance in support of peace, solidarity and utopia.

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Raumerstraße 10, Prenzlauer Berg, 10437 Berlin |

Radialsystem V

The concept of dialogue plays a key role at Radialsystem V: the combination of apparently opposed concepts leading to a result that exceeds the sum of its parts is reflected in the architecture of the building and its balanced synthesis of old and new elements, as well as the house's involvement in the interaction of culture and economy.
It is also mirrored in the artistic schedules of programming of the house, where early music interacts with contemporary dance, classical concerts are combined with new media and visual arts meet with live performance. Willing to take risks and to experiment without an elitist attitude, Radialsystem V develops and tests new artistic formats. The basic thought of the concept of dialogue is openness (as opposed to restriction): for new forms, unconventional ideas, an interdisciplinary approach, unexpected fusions, and surprising insights.
An integral part of the venue's concept is the dialogue between culture and business. Radialsystem V is now recognized as a first-class venue for receptions, symposiums and congresses – and this success is reflected in the constant stream of room bookings for political, commercial, science and media events of all kinds. With its spacious halls, panoramic studios, the wooden sun deck and the cobble stone terrae on the Spree with its own dock for boats, RADIALSYSTEM V boasts a range of outstanding spaces that make it the ideal location for conventions, gala events and media productions.

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Holzmarktstraße 33, Friedrichshain, 10243 Berlin |

Ruine der Franziskaner Klosterkirche (Wiese davor)

Ideally, we will present Zwei Schwestern at the ruins of the Franciscan cloisters (constructed at the end of the 13th century) because it supports our subject of shame and also our work with the image of women in a historical context, which becomes exceptionally clear in a church environment. In addition, the ruins also present an essential contrast as we are outdoors and exposed to the world, allowing the production to take on an additional dimension. Our second option is the courtyard at Pfefferberg Theater. This will also allow us to juxtapose the subject of shame with the audience. We selected our performance venue with the thought of openly displaying a very personal feeling that usually leads to hiding.

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Klosterstraße 73a, Mitte, 10179 Berlin |

Schaubude Berlin

As a Berlin venue for the theater of things, Schaubude Berlin has become a central platform of the genre and garnered international attention since it was founded in 1993. The program unites different aesthetic approaches to contemporary puppet, figure and object theater and presents the work of Berlin-based theater artists alongside national and international guest productions, especially during the international puppet and object theater festival Theater der Dinge.There is also a strong focus on supporting the next generation of artists, for instance in collaborations with the Ernst Busch Academy of Dramatic Art and with the special section of programming Junge Szene, or “young community”. In addition to presenting some 300 performances per season in the children’s and evening programs, as well as staging festivals, Schaubude Berlin offers a broad range of theater education activities and discursive formats to teach artistic processes. Beyond this, the theater also initiates numerous cross-genre encounters and thematic focuses. Schaubude Berlin was the recipient of the 2017 Theaterpreis des Bundes prize.

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Greifswalder Str. 81-84, Prenzlauer Berg, 10405 Berlin |

Schiller Bibliothek Berlin

Schiller-Bibliothek, founded in 1920, is one of the oldest libraries in the district of Mitte. Originally opened as a small children’s reading room and youth library, it quickly established itself and became Volksbücherei Schilllerpark in 1936. Schiller-Bibliothek opened in July of 2015 in its own newly constructed building as a library as a social space with a primary focus on youth with the @hugo Youth Media Days.

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Müllerstraße 149, Wedding, 13353 Berlin


This alternative culture project offers indie rock concerts, theater and readers in a former chocolate factory.

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Ackerstraße 169, Mitte, 10115 Berlin |


The venue of SO 36 at Heinrichplatz does not coincidentally bear the name of the old postal code for Kreuzberg; in this space rich in tradition, a vibrant present meets a compelling past. The hall offers space for newcomers, sounds beyond those of the charts and the mainstream, as well as events and shows by all kinds of projects. The SO 36 team is just as diverse as its events. People from various groups and with different backgrounds have started the attempt to build bridges. As an influential cultural institution, SO 36 is also relevant beyond the borders of Kreuzberg, and it is impossible to imagine Berlin night life without the venue on Oranienstraße as innovator and crowd magnet.

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Oranienstraße 190, Kreuzberg, 10999 Berlin


The Sophiensæle is one of the most important locations for the production of the independent arts in the German-speaking world. Artists from Berlin, as well as the national and international theater community are invited to produce and present their works here. They are selected on the basis of their artistic concepts, content and working methods. The theater is home to cultural discourse and a vast mix of artistic genres – from theater, dance and music to performance and visual art; which complement each other and enjoy a productive dialogue. Alongside many young artists searching for new theatrical languages and forms of expression, a number of established artists and companies have longstanding partnerships with the Sophiensæle.

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Sophienstraße 18, Mitte, 10178 Berlin |

STRAHL.Die Weiße Rose

We are a privately run theater and have been able to establish ourselves within Berlin’s extremely dynamic theater community as one of the region’s leading theaters for young audiences. Since starting out in 1987, we have entertained some 500,000 people with over 2,500 performances, including 40 premieres. Our audiences span all nationalities and cultures, religions, genders, sexualities, ages, and whatever other grouping or identities there are.

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Martin-Luther-Str. 77, Schöneberg, 10825 Berlin |

Studio LaborGras

Studio LaborGras, located om Berlin Kreuzberg since 2002, operates as a research, production and performance venue for contemporary dance. The studio is used by LaborgGras as well as by national and international guests to develop and present work. Daily open classes on a professional-level and international workshops create regular opportunities for encounters and exchanges. These exchanges are also ac- companied by workshop presentations, open rehearsals and performances. LaborGras recognizes the dialogue between artists and audience as an important necessity for artistic improvement and further development.

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Paul-Lincke-Ufer 44A, Kreuzberg, 10999 Berlin |

Studiobühne der REDUTA Berlin

The Studiobühne der REDUTA Berlin, located in the popular Begmannkiez neighborhood, is a multifunctional theater and performance space. Alongside theater productions, readings and dance performances, concerts are also on permanent offer. The spaces of REDUCT are also regularly used as rehearsal space by a wide variety of performance groups.

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Gneisenaustraße 41, Kreuzberg, 10961 Berlin |

tak Theater Aufbau Kreuzberg

The TAK venues has existed for the last seven years and recently issued a call for a new concept. In response to this impulse, the artists and artist collectives kainkollektiv (Bochum), suite42 (Berlin), France-Elena Damian (Berlin) and Anna Koch/Moritz Pankok (tak e.V. Berlin/Mülheim) came together with the shared idea of establishing a collective management model for an independent theater led by several groups on an equal basis; tak Theater Aufbau Kreuzberg.
At the reopening in January 2018, all of the following plans and ideas for the founding of tak were still "under construction - im Aufbau" - a state of being that will be a guiding theme throughout the year 2018. This is a fact that we would like to use transparently and productively.

On the one hand, this idea follows the mutual focus regarding the content for the theater’s orientation on transnational and multilingual projects which take into consideration the topics and questions of globalized societies in the 21st century. Each of these artist groups/artists have been consistently developing and fulfilling a myriad of cross-border projects for many years between different parts of Germany (e.g. North-Rhine Westphalia, Berlin) Algeria, Cameroon, Egypt, Iran, Lebanon, Romania, Syria and the USA as well as with Roma artists with different backgrounds. A part of this process from the very beginning has also been the creation of partnerships and the artistic and political discussion with artists who live in Germany in exile, which will be developed further in the new tak.
On the other hand, the idea for this collaboration is based on the artistic and organizational search for a new and innovative form of collective management and aesthetic production methods. The reopening of tak constitutes a pilot project that relates to the growing public discussion between the institutional theaters and the independent performing arts community regarding the future of theater structures (in Germany). The search for new intersections between the communities in Germany's federal states has also played a large role in this discussion. In light of this, a part of the new collective management team of tak will be the group kainkollektiv from Bochum in order to create new alliances and utilize existing potentials between independent performing arts community across Germany.

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Prinzenstr. 85 F, Kreuzberg, 10969 Berlin |


TATWERK | PERFORMATIVE FORSCHUNG is a production center and studio for the performing arts in Berlin. The artistic research focuses on physical theater, dance and performance with a particular focus on interdisciplinary projects.
TATWERK is a point of intersection for artists who choose the body as material and the research as a tool for their work. Our work consists of offering an artistic exchange platform for ideas, artistic practices and projects.
Our main interest is on multidisciplinary, political and poetic projects in the field of the performing arts. We are particularly interested in the research into thematic and aesthetic points of frictions between different artistics, social and scientific disciplines. The resulting schedule of programming consisting of classes, workshops and performance projects is completed by events and festivals where selected artists present their work in form of previews, work in progress or ready productions.
In addition, we offer support for issues relating to theater technology, production and PR.
TATWERK | PERFORMATIVE FORSCHUNG responds to the need of many artists for an open space and pursues long-term working relationships.


Hasenheide 9, Gewerbehof, Aufgang 1, 3. OG, Kreuzberg, 10967 Berlin |

The Limelight Collective

Kastanienallee 71 has a long and varied history: industrial building, homeless shelter, Stasi listening base, squat and Salvation Army church. Since October 2016, it has housed The Limelight Collective, a new Salvation Army initiative designed to facilitate engagement and interface between the performing arts and faith. As well as regular community arts events, The Limelight Collective runs a weekly artistic meditation called Soul Space.

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Kastanienallee 71, Prenzlauer Berg, 10435 Berlin |

Theater auf dem Holzmarkt25

Holzmarkt is not just a street in Berlin with a lively history. The name says it all and we see our future in it. Holzmarkt, literally “lumber market”, means the combination of nature, economy and culture. We open and create creative spaces to live and work. A lively neighborhood is to be created where the scars of the Berlin Wall between East and West Berrlin can still be seen that connects Friedrichshain, Kreuzberg and Mitte. No wall or other barrier blocks the view to the Spree. The Holzmarkt attracts, delights, inspires and brings together people from Berlin and all over the world. Here you can find peace and fun, work and entertainment that you can help to shape and enjoy. Sustainability and change are no contradiction for us. We create an interface between modern architecture and a lumber market in the literal sense of the word. New technologies and crafts cross-pollinate each other. Holzmarkt leaves room for new things and does not remain static. We want to create value, experiment and learn in a unique place worth living.

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Holzmarktstraße 25, Mitte, 10243 Berlin |

Theater Expedition Metropolis

Theater Expedition Metropolis (ExMe) develops interdisciplinary theater work in intercultural and collective workshops that are accessible to everyone and can be used as an exploration field. As “open workshops”, they offer space for design, development and production.

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Ohlauerstrasse 41, Kreuzberg, 10999 Berlin |

Theater im Delphi

The Delphi is a former silent movie cinema from 1929, which after a long Sleeping Beauty sleep is now being reawakened as an international center for art and culture. As a production and performance space, the house offers a unique and exceptional setting for performing arts of all kinds, with excellent acoustics and breathtaking aesthetics. Per Aspera's artistic direction team focuses on music theater and site-specific projects, and is happy to open the doors to special concepts of the independent performing arts community and beyond, which "think outside the (black) box“.

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Gustav-Adolf-Str. 2, Weißensee, 13086 Berlin |

Theater unterm Dach

The theater is a production and performance location for theater projects produced within the independent performing arts community and thus does not have a permanent ensemble. The support of the next generation of directors as the constituting moment of work has been received by the public, both in the world of professionals as well as by “normal” theatergoers, with a great deal of resonance and esteem. Numerous prizes and invitiations to festivals attest to the continuous, high-quality work.

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Danziger Straße 101, Prenzlauer Berg, 10405 Berlin |


Theaterdiscounter, or TD for short, is a theater located at Alexanderplatz with a year-round schedule of programming. The schedule of programming is dedicated to contemporary spoken word theater. Some 30 to 40 different productions, formats and festivals can be seen each season. To make this possible, TD cooperates with artists, theater collectives and partner theaters throughout Germany and internationally. At TD, experienced theater makers create theme-centric pieces of theater that expand aesthetic formal languages. As a theater and production location, we also provide a platform for the next generation of artists. A flexible space concept allows research into new presentation forms for live art and theater in all of its facets.

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Klosterstr. 44, Mitte, 10179 Berlin |

Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte

Theaterhaus Berlin provides independent performers with an essential requirement: low-cost rehearsal space. From dusk till dawn, artists rehearse behind close doors creating around 300 new productions and re-stagings every year. Three quarters of these productions are developed for Berlin venues, the remainder are premiered outside the city or are film and TV productions. Theaterhaus Berlin Mitte assists performers with documentation, consultation and technical support enabling them to professionalize their work and benefit from networking opportunities.
Theaterhaus Berlin is a place of intercultural encounters and an important focal point for visiting artists from around the world.

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Wallstr. 32, Mitte, 10179 Berlin |


Urbanraum is a space for children, adults and professional dancers to move, dance and improvise. Urbanraum stands for high-quality, challenging, contemporary dance and movement education.

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Urbanstraße 93, Kreuzberg, 10967 Berlin |

Vexer Verlag Büro Berlin

The Vexer Verlag was founded in the 1980s and specializes in the publication of artist's books and artist editions in limited runs. The publisher's interest applies to the different artistic issues and develops individual book forms that correspond to the contents. We are a Swiss art book publisher with a showroom in Berlin since 2014 where book premieres, exhibitions, readings, performances and concerts take place in connection with our publishing program.

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Köpenicker Str. 154, Kreuzberg, 10967 Berlin |

Vierte Welt Kollaborationen

Vierte Welt was founded in 2010 in Zentrum Kreuzberg upon the initiative of Lubricat. Vierte Welt is a space in which artists, specialists, activists and the audience can meet at eye level to reach understandings and achieve exchanges. Vierte Welt has developed into being an open space of possibility within which we assert, in opposition to the short-term exploitation pressure of the market, a situation of permanence and continuity in the artistic work. Far from the focus on a singular aesthetic event (project) and from being confined to one community, we work to change the perspective of the practice of artistic production and presentation in which we seek to think aesthetic and artistic/political positions anew.

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Neues Zentrum Kreuzberg, Adalbertstraße 4, Galerie 1.OG, Kreuzberg, 10999 Berlin |

WALK KOTTI & CO - Treffpunkt: Admiralbrücke

p.u.r.e. walk is a performative walk in public space and takes place at Kottbusser Tor (meeting point: Admiralbrücke).

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Admiralstr., Kreuzberg, 10967 Berlin

WALK POTSDAMER PLATZ - Treffpunkt: Potsdamer Platz, Historische Ampel

p.u.r.e. walk is a performative walk in public space and takes place at Potsdamer Platz (meeting point: Potsdamer Platz, historic traffic light).

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Potsdamer Platz, Tiergarten, 10785 Berlin

WALK RIXDORF - Treffpunkt: Richardplatz, "Der Pilz"

p.u.r.e. walk is a performative walk in public space and takes place in Rixdorf (meeting point: Richardplatz, "Der Pilz").

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Richardplatz, Neukölln, 12055 Berlin

Weißenfelder Theater

Markus Riexinger, a writer for the (in)famous German satirical magazine TITANIC, founded a new theater in Berlin in 2014: Weißenfelder theater, named for the small Bavarian village he grew up in. Riexinger has staged a new play every year since the venue opened, which he writes specifically for his open-air space. Before he presents his latest work, Bericht, Fortsetzung, in September, four directors will stage a selection of his short plays.

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Dresdener Straße 122, Kreuzberg, 10999 Berlin

Werkstatt der Kulturen - Festival-Dependance in Neukölln

In a world where local and global questions are inseparable from international stories of migration, WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN celebrates cultural differences.
As a performance venue and (festival) producer, WERKSTATT DER KULTUREN has set itself the task of examining current (cultural and migration) policy developments and addressing them using a variety of forms of art, culture and action. In the heart  „Kreuzkölln“ , it creates (open) space to comment and shape current discussions as well as to create and make visible art and cultural productions from a variety of artistic and cultural milieus within the city – with special consideration of people of color, black people and members of ethnic or cultural minorities.

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Wissmannstr. 32, 12049 Berlin


ZUsammenKUNFT is a model project for integrative living and working for culture makers, new Berliners seeking refuge as well as old Berliners and is located on the 15th and 16th floors of the DRK emergency accommodation building.

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Stresemannstrasse 95/97, Kreuzberg, 10963 Berlin |